STAR Benefits

Gifts of any amount help to advance Sarasota Opera’s mission to produce world-class opera, true to the vision of the composer, and by increasing your support over time your experience can evolve and deepen as your investment in great art grows. STAR donors are the largest donor group supporting Sarasota Opera, and support from these valued community members goes toward our productions, education programs, and general operating costs.

To make a gift, please click here or contact Individual Giving Officer Brenda Tamm at (941) 366-8450, ext. 250 or [email protected]. Or, you can mail your gift to:

Sarasota Opera
Attn: Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Please note, benefits for the 2021-22 Season are subject to COVID-19 health & safety protocols and may change without notice. Sarasota Opera Development staff will work to update you to any changes in a timely manner.

Donor ($75 - $149)
  • Complimentary subscription to Sarasota Opera's newsletter Libretto
  • Name listed in the Program Book
  • Invitation for two to STAR Tour of the Opera House
  • Invitation to the Apprentice Welcome Concert
Sponsor ($150 - $249)
  • All Donor level benefits, plus
  • Invitation to the STAR Coffee and Lecture
Sustainer ($250 - $349)
  • All Sponsor level benefits, plus
  • Invitation to the Dress Rehearsal of one Winter Festival production
Patron ($350 - $599)
  • All Sustainer level benefits, plus
  • Invitation to the Q&A Talk with Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Associate ($600 - $1,249)
  • All Patron level benefits, plus
  • Invitation to the Dress Rehearsal of two Winter Festival productions
Regent ($1,250 - $1,999)
  • All Associate level benefits, plus 
  • Invitation to the Season Announcement and Meet the Artist Reception with Principal Artists from the Winter Festival
  • Opera Club Membership Discount (using this benefit reduces the tax deductibility of your gift by $250)
Ambassador ($2,000 - $2,999)
  • All Regent level benefits, plus
  • Invitation to the Dress Rehearsal of three Winter Festival productions
Benefactor ($3,000 - $5,999)
  • All Ambassador level benefits, plus
  • One-time Guest pass for two to the McCorkle Donor Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Opera House
  • Your picture in the Program Book